And so it was that on a warm Saturday night in June 2011, CeCe and four friends, all African-Americans in their twenties, found themselves strolling the tree-lined streets of her quiet working-class Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis, toward a commercial strip.
In her new role, she visited with hundreds of children across the country to reinforce the importance of an arts education and pursuing their dreams.
Once you know the peaks and valleys are going to be there, then you accept it a whole lot better.
A dozen eggs, bacon, maybe some biscuits: CeCe McDonald had a modest shopping list in mind, just a few things for breakfast the next day.
Quick-witted that she is makes today a good day for selling most anything, Self-promotion included.
It is a good idea for her to keep fresh pipeline of ideas to make it easier to replace outdated plans by new and better ones.